Redcrest, California

Ancient Redwoods RV Park

Redcrest, California



Redcrest, California
Phone: (707) 722-4396

Sites: 49
Recent Rate: $39 7/2015

Latitude: 40.4167634829729
Longitude: -123.965971469879

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Other Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Other
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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89 Reviews

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CalCortez

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $39.00
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The small park is located in the coastal redwoods along old hwy 101. Perfect for exploring the area. The park is only 6 yrs old and appears to be carved out of the area trees. There are no trees in the camp proper but you are surrounded. Very quiet, enough room between sites. No picnic tables though. We would stay here again. We camped at Ancient Redwoods RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

You must tour through the tallest trees in the world!!. Many easy trails and picnic areas. Absolutely beautiful. Words do not do the area justice.

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dsbikedan

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $39.00
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We stayed for 2 nights, check in was easy and very welcoming. The owners told us which sites had 70' pull throughs and take any of our choosing. The hookups were good and well located. The maintenance man was out cutting the grass while we were settling into our site. Very clean park, we did not use the restrooms or showers here. It was very quite during our stay. We would definitely stay here again if we were back in the area. We stayed here in a motor home. We camped at Ancient Redwoods RV Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The campground has a tourist stop store on the Avenue Of The Giants. They had a few grocery items available from what I seen. We didn't need any camping supplies or food.

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Pdxjoanne

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $39.00
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This is a pretty basic park on the "Redwood Highway". The sites are long and narrow asphalt and in an open area, but there are redwoods all around the park. The sites are pretty well separated by grassy areas. No showers, but the restrooms and laundry room were very clean. The laundry room only has two washers and two dryers so you might have to wait if you time it wrong, and they only take quarters. The store has a really nice selection of gifts and crafts, but almost nothing in the line of food. Lots of beer and wine, though. lol! What I really loved about this park was the great laid-back attitude of the owners. No extra charge for the pooch. No full page, single spaced list of silly rules (just the normal ones), and they had no problem with allowing us to drop our camper from our truck. Many places do not allow that and it was great since we stayed several days and didn't want to haul the camper with us on the horrible roads while we explored the area. There is little to no Verizon service at the sites, but the owner told me that they have a booster and I could make calls if I stayed by the store. Didn't try it out. The wifi actually worked great though. I would've appreciated a picnic table, although there was a round plastic table at the site. And, at under $40 for a full hookup in California, it was a good deal. Would definitely stay again. We camped at Ancient Redwoods RV Park in a Truck Camper.

Tips for other Campers:

Do not take the loop road through Petrolia to the "Lost Coast" area and back to Fernwood unless you don't care about your vehicle at all. One of the worst roads we've ever driven...about knocked the fillings out of our teeth. And, when you finally get to the ocean, most of it is private property. Sure wish California kept all of its beaches public like Oregon does!

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LifeRebooted

Review Count: 66
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $36.00
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We stayed at Ancient Redwoods for 5 nights while exploring the Avenue of the Giants and Humboldt Redwoods State Park. This is a good "no frills" RV park in a great location, right along the Avenue of Giants. The sites are pretty long (good for big rigs) and paved, mostly pull-throughs, with a nice grass lawn between each. The staff was friendly and helpful, but once they leave the office for the evening you're on your own: there's no camp host. We had no cell service at all (Verizon or AT&T) and even with our booster we could only get a weak signal. Fortunately the free WiFi worked pretty well most of the time. We were there just a week after they opened for the season, so there were only about 10 RVs in the park. We found plenty of places to walk our dogs inside the park. There was some road noise during the day, but it was mostly quiet at night. We'd return here if we were visiting the area again. We camped at Ancient Redwoods RV Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

If driving a big rig, it's easier to approach from the US-101 exit just south of the RV park. The Avenue of Giants to the north of the RV park has some very narrow and twisty areas. It can be done, it's just trickier. If walking dogs in the park, watch out for ticks in the tall grass!

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SeaLandSkyPhoto

Review Count: 85
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $36.00
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Nice setting in a clearing amongst the redwoods, but zero shade. Mostly level asphalt sites, but both ends of the pullthrus slope for the last 6' or so which puts the front end rather high when pulled forward in site. Reasonable asphalt access roads except for somewhat tight u-turn to access the pullthru sites - no problem even in a big rig, but does require a bit more care. Minimal entrance signage so you are at the entrance by the time you can see the sign. Power ok, did not use other utilities. Wifi had decent signal and speed even at the farthest site, but campground was mostly empty. We did see a Hughesnet dish, but don't know if this is the source of the internet connection - it didn't behave like one. No Verizon cell signal, but office has a booster that yields 3 bars of 3G just outside of the office. We will stay here again to see the redwoods on the area. We camped at Ancient Redwoods RV Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Some of the groves in Humboldt Redwoods State Park have minimal parking so probably best to do this mid week & off season

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rolling homeless

Review Count: 228
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $36.00
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This is a super place to stay and visit the Redwoods as it is located on The Avenue of the Giants. The owner if very helpful and gave us a great guide for what to see and do. There is a small store and gift shop with lots to look at. We will go back and recommend it to others. We camped at Ancient Redwoods RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

I suggest a trip to see Ferndale and their Victorian houses and buildings and the local museum. Then stop for cheese at the Loleta Cheese Factory and if you go on Thursday or Saturday they will be making cheese. Then go to Eureka to see the lovely Victorian houses and businesses. Be sure to see the Humbolt Visitor Center for a movie on the 1964 flood.

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Two Nomads

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $34.00
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Rate reflects weekly rate of $235. Very nice park with easy access. Right on the Ave of the Giants. Big rig friendly and utilities worked great. Electric stayed right at 122 all week. Lots of berries surrounding the park although they weren't in season when we were there. No road noise and friendly owners/mgrs. There is no campground host at night. No pool or amenities. There is a laundry room however we did not use it as we have our own. We would return to stay here again. We camped at Ancient Redwoods RV Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Travel the Avenue of the Giants with lots of hiking trails and informational signs.

There is a small vegetable stand nearby going north. It's the second stand you come to. You can see their veggies growing alongside the stand. If you don't like what you see inside the stand, ask and if possible, they will go out and pick some fresh while you wait.

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CA Travelers

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $37.00
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This is a very nice park in the heart of the Redwoods, but lacks amenities for the money. Sites are level, asphalt, plenty long and hookups are well situated. Water pressure was only 30, even though we were the only people in the park! There is no cable TV, no TV stations available by antenna, but our Direct TV Satellite service was great. No cell service, and even using the booster while inside the office, service was poor. We were the only campers in the park, and with only one light on in the park, it was extremely dark at night. And since there was no phone service, it was a bit intimidating. We felt insecure at night, since there are hundreds of homeless young people living along the roads throughout Humbolt County, and we had no way of calling for help if needed. The laundry room and bathrooms were very clean and nice. The staff were extremely nice and helpful, and had it not been for them, we probably would have ended our stay sooner. We would stay here again, but only if it were earlier in the season, and there were other campers in case help was needed at night. We camped at Ancient Redwoods RV Park in a Motorhome.

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SNL

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $35.00
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Very nice park. We stayed here in our 45' RV and had no trouble maneuvering on the roads. Sites were close but still comfortable. What a perfect a location for sightseeing the Avenue of the Giants!! We had a wonderful time in this area. Verizon coverage was very poor. Registration is in the gift shop and the folks are very nice and helpful! I recommend this campground highly. We camped at Ancient Redwoods RV Park in a Motorhome.

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San Diego Traveler

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $36.00
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The sites are fine with grass between. Seems like tight corners though if there was a full park. We were about the only ones there, so it felt a little spooky. You have no cell coverage if you have any security issues. The owner told us (before he left for the night) he has a Verizon booster at the office, for better coverage. That's okay for daytime coverage, but it won't do you any good if there's a problem during the night. We heard a few vehicles drive through the park in the middle of the night, but all seemed okay when we got up the next morning. You are literally in the middle of the redwoods, except for this opening, so I believe it's a great park for the summer or when more campers are staying here. We camped at Ancient Redwoods RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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from Latte Land

Review Count: 125
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $37.00
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Clean asphalt meadow in the middle of the Humboldt redwoods, perfect for exploring the area. Wide, level spaces, one row shaded by fir trees, the others satellite friendly. We had no Verizon reception, but the park has their own WiFi (it can drop once per minute but immediately reconnects). Low-key friendly office does not require deposit or first-born (how refreshing!). Great voltage. Clean bathroom & shower, but only one of each. Will stop here again when passing through. We camped at Ancient Redwoods RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Lee1647

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $36.00
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It would be a 10 except there is always room for improvement. Great location along Avenue of the Giants. Not a lot of shade and the Internet drove us crazy it would disconnect but then connect right back up. People were very friendly and most helpful. Would I stay here again? You bet ya. We camped at Ancient Redwoods RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Sherib

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $39.00
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This is a great park along Avenue of the Giants. This is the second time we have stayed here. It is right along the route among the giants and easy to get to anywhere in this area. You are just walking distance from these fabulous trees. Two nice fruit/veggie stands in Pepperwood helped make the stay great. Sites are asphalt with grass in between. Well maintained. Owner is very nice and helpful. Has wi-fi but cell service only works in the office area as the owner had to buy a repeater from Verizon to get a signal for us to pick up. There are not any cell towers near. IF you are in this area, you need to stop and stay a night or two here. Plenty of room and you will enjoy the wonderful redwoods. We camped at Ancient Redwoods RV Park in a Motorhome.

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User3615

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $38.00
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The facilities were excellent. Nice spaces, and the laundry and restrooms were all new and clean. The only reason I rated this lower than a 10 was because of spotty wifi service. And, just FYI, there is no AT&T phone service, which of course they can do nothing about, but if you need to stay in touch, you have to leave the park to look for service. Veyr friendly and helpful staff, with some interesting attractions on sight. We camped at Ancient Redwoods RV Park in a Motorhome.

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visitor to usa

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $44.00
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A pleasant, clean and flat park on this beautiful scenic route. Most places were taken and we were probably one of just a few who were only staying one night. Quiet. Easy access. Would return. We camped at Ancient Redwoods RV Park in a Motorhome.

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